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Now, our fathers said, we would have to
remain where we were for the winter, or

xy to reach our distant home on the plains by

Our women set themselves to work making
flow-shoes, copying the type we had secured from

he Shuswaps. They made shoes for us boys first,
o that we could go out on them and get used to
hem. This was great fun* Our fathers went
)ut with us to teach us how to walk and run on
hem? instructing us to keep our knees stiff and
nove our legs from the hip. Soon we were having
now-shoe races of a hundred yards or more, and
vere making incredible speed on them? to the
;reat satisfaction of our elders, Then our fathers
aught us how to slide down little hills and em-
)ankments when we should come to them. We
iked this so well that they had to stop us from
practising* it to excess; for we were wearing out
air snow-shoes too fast*